Kutani Lucky Cat - Maneki Neko N
This sakura(cherry blossoms) patterned black lucky cat is made using the advanced technique of Kutani ware. It is said that a cat with its right paw up will being fortune and lucky.
In the old days, Japanese farmers living with cats were said to prosper without crop damage because cats would drive away rats that damage their crops.
Today, also known as a "lucky cat," the beckoning cat is popular as a charm of good financial fortune.
Along with calico cats, black cats are also the standard for beckoning cats. The black cat is considered to be a cat with special power, and it was cherished that it would absorb the devils and disasters of the house.
Filled with Japanese tradition and good fortune, this Beckoning cat is excellent for your house decor and brings good luck to you and your loved ones.
- Dimension: 6.5cm(2.6in) x 6cm(2.4in) xH11.5cm(4.5in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
About kutani ware
Kutani ware is a type of pottery produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture and it has a history of over 350 years.
It is characterized by the heavy brilliance of the five colors of green, yellow, red, purple, and navy blue that are applied to the bold and daring lines.
Its long history has evolved through the tireless efforts and enthusiasm of people who have sought innovation while maintaining tradition.
In the early 1700s, the Kutani kilns were closed, but about 80 years later they were opened and Kutani ware was revived.
The beauty of the various styles and methods of painting is known as "Japan Kutani" and is highly regarded around the world.